Students at Bay Leadership Academy are celebrating securing the grades they needed to take up offers of university places and secure apprenticeships.

Principal John Shannon commented:

“I am delighted that once again so many of our students will be taking up their places in September at universities across the country, including Leeds, Manchester, Cumbria, UCLAN and Liverpool to study, amongst other subjects, Physics, Journalism, International Business Management, Law, Teaching and Nursing.

“We wish them all well in the next stage of their education.”

Among those smiling on results day were three Bay students who each achieved three Distinction Star grades in their BTEC subjects.

Owen Phillips gained three Distinction* grades at BTEC in Business Studies, Computing and Engineering and is looking forward to studying Engineering at Lancaster University.

Sophie Ginnochio gained three Distinction* grades at BTEC in Applied Science, Business Studies and Sport, and will be attending Leeds Beckett University to study Business Accounting and Finance.

Rhys Burns gained three Distinction* grades at BTEC in Applied Science, Business Studies and Engineering, and hopes to secure an engineering apprenticeship.

Rhys commented:

“The transition from GCSE to Sixth Form study was extremely hard but with the help of my teachers it soon became normality. What I have learnt from Sixth Form was to study, act and behave in a way that makes possible the life I desire and have set out to achieve. I hope to begin an engineering apprenticeship in the near future and without working hard this would not be possible. I am thankful to have spent my years at Bay Leadership Academy and look forward to a bright future.”

42% of Bay Leadership Academy Sixth Form students who took vocational subjects have achieved Distinction* grades, and 60% received grades of Distinction and above.